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Father Patrick Desbois

His story

Patrick Desbois

Father Patrick Desbois has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting anti-Semitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews.

Founder of Yahad-In Unum

Father Desbois is a Catholic priest and President of Yahad – In Unum, a global humanitarian organization he founded in 2004 dedicated to identifying and commemorating the sites of Jewish and Roma mass executions in Eastern Europe during World War II. He is the grandson of a WWII French prisoner held in the Rawa Ruska camp on the Poland-Ukraine border.

In 2004, he began to research the story of the Jews, Roma and other victims murdered in Eastern Europe during WWII by the Nazi mobile killing units, the Einsatzgruppen.

Patrick Desbois's grandfather

Patrick Desbois' grandfather

Patrick Desbois Founder & President of Yahad-In Unum

Patrick Desbois Founder & President of Yahad-In Unum

Professor

Father Desbois is a Professor at Georgetown University, where he is on the faculty for the Center for Jewish Civilization. He also served as director of the Episcopal Committee for Catholic-Judeo Relations from 1999 until 2016, under the auspices of the French Conference of Bishops.

Awards

His work through Yahad-In Unum has been recognized through numerous awards and public commentary in France and throughout the world. Father Desbois is also the author of “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews”, Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, “In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures behind the Holocaust by Bullets”, “The Terrorist Factory: ISIS, the Yazidi Genocide and Exporting Terror”, based on his investigation of the Yazidi genocide in Iraq.

Professor

Father Desbois is a Professor at Georgetown University, where he is on the faculty for the Center for Jewish Civilization. He also served as director of the Episcopal Committee for Catholic-Judeo Relations from 1999 until 2016, under the auspices of the French Conference of Bishops.

Awards

His work through Yahad-In Unum has been recognized through numerous awards and public commentary in France and throughout the world. Father Desbois is also the author of “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews”, Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, “In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures behind the Holocaust by Bullets”, “The Terrorist Factory: ISIS, the Yazidi Genocide and Exporting Terror”, based on his investigation of the Yazidi genocide in Iraq.

Patrick Desbois Founder & President of Yahad-In Unum

Patrick Desbois Founder & President of Yahad-In Unum/p>